Éire Óg celebrate a famous Féile double

Éire Óg celebrate a famous Féile double
The Éire Óg U14 girls celebrate their triumph at the John West Féile Peile na nÓg finals at the Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence at Ballyhaunis. Picture: Conor McKeown.

Éire Óg 5-6 Sarsfields 0-1 

THERE was unrestrained joy for the girls of Éire Óg at the John West Féile Peile na nÓg finals at the Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence at Ballyhaunis in Mayo last weekend.

The Cork club celebrated the capture of the Girls Division 1 Shield competition to secure a double of John West Féile football and camogie titles.

They enjoyed a powerful victory over Sarsfields who raised just a solitary flag throughout.

For Éire Óg’s Ciara O’Brien and Shauna Sheehan it was their third All-Ireland in three weeks following their John West Féile camogie win earlier this month and their Ladies U14 football title with Cork.

Éire Óg after their camogie success last month. 
Éire Óg after their camogie success last month. 

The John West Féile na nGael U14 Gaelic football finals took place over a hectic weekend of action across Connacht.

Mayo, Galway, Leitrim, Roscommon and Sligo played host to over 850 games at 200 venues.

The weekend marked the biggest John West Féile ever with over 350 teams participating.

Boys and girls teams from all over Ireland competed regionally to win a coveted place at the finals weekend.

This is the fourth year that natural protein experts John West have sponsored the underage tournament, the biggest of its kind in Europe.

Throughout its sponsorship of the Féile, John West has focused on encouraging children to participate in Gaelic Games while emphasising the importance natural protein plays in fuelling a young athlete.

The highly-anticipated competition gives up-and-coming GAA stars the chance to play in respective John West Féile tournaments (Divisions 1-13) at a level which suits their age and strengths.

Games were highly competitive with players showcasing great skill and determination.

All travelling teams were accommodated by host families, greatly enhancing the community spirit of the event.

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